Library Management for Beginners: Managing from the Middle

Course Description
Course Type: 

The Library Management for Beginners series is a collection of courses designed for the new manager or those managers wanting a basic topic refresher. The series is designed to serve as a primer to introduce key management and leadership topics to help managers succeed in their new roles.

Middle managers are the liaisons between their employees and library administrators. Apropos to their title, these managers may feel caught in the middle as they attempt to hear and listen to both sides and adapt. A manager’s ability to successfully work with administration as well as foster a rapport with their direct reports is a crucial driver of success in libraries. This course is designed to help the first-time library manager gain a foundation to successfully manage from the middle.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Identify the key relationships that impact middle managers
  • Define the main challenges faced by middle managers
  • Formulate strategies to build relationships and establish workplace balance
  • Determine tactics to gain senior management’s confidence
  • Analyze common mistakes made by the new library manager
Target Audience: 
New or experienced managers in any type of library
Prerequisites: 
None
Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements: 
  • Students will participate in class discussion and complete individual assignments.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
Continuing Education Credit
Contact Hours: 
2
Fees
Amigos Member Early Bird Fee: 
$70.00
Amigos Member Fee: 
$95.00
Non-member Early Bird Fee: 
$105.00
Non-member Fee: 
$130.00
Scheduled Dates

February 28, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST (Register Now) -- Early Bird Deadline: February 6